State Farm no longer offering home insurance in California

State Farm will stop offering home and property insurance to new customers in California starting Saturday, the company said. press release. The insurer cited “historic increases in construction costs outpacing inflation, a rapidly growing catastrophe risk, and a difficult reinsurance market” as the reasons for the decision, noting that the state’s frequent wildfires He specifically […]

Astronomers discover water vapor around rare comet — offering lessons for Earth

Astronomers made a breakthrough Monday while observing a rare comet that could shed light on the origins of Earth’s abundant water. Scientists have detected water vapor around the comet, which is located in the main asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. The long-awaited discovery suggests that water is stored as ice in […]

FDA Panel Supports Offering Over The Counter Birth Control

According to Axios, an advisory panel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unanimously backed a proposal to make daily oral contraceptives available over-the-counter on Wednesday. The committee’s 17-to-0 vote came after a two-day committee review of HRA Pharma’s Opill. If the FDA accepts the committee’s recommendation, it will be the first time a […]

IBM stressing accuracy of responses in launch of upgraded AI offering

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has launched a modern artificial intelligence program with a wide range of tools that allow companies to “train, tune and deploy AI models.” Watson, IBM’s first AI program, created to beat humans on the game show Jeopardy!, is now updating its AI offerings. The new Watsonx program boasts an AI […]

Google starts offering no-password log in feature

Pete Pachal, technology analyst and chief of content at Coindesk, discusses the scrutiny facing Google’s Bard and the search engine’s AI chatbots. Individuals with Google accounts can use the new feature to log in without a password. Google, owned by Alphabet, has added passkeys as a passwordless option for its users, which could make it […]

Gas prices dip, offering consumers some relief at the pump: AAA

Americans planning road trips on Memorial Day are waiting for a welcome relief in gasoline prices, AAA says. (iStock) Gasoline prices have finally fallen, and drivers won’t see $4 gas this summer, according to AAA. The national average cost of a gallon of gasoline was $3.68, down 5 cents from last week. This reflects the […]